In 1857, Charles Spurgeon—the most popular preacher in the Victorian world—promised his readers that he would publish his earliest sermons. For almost 160 years, these sermons were lost to history. Beginning with this inaugural volume, these rediscovered sermons can finally be read, studied, and enjoyed by the millions around the world who admire Spurgeon’s spiritual insights and literary grace. This multi-volume set includes full-color facsimiles of Spurgeon’s original handwriting, transcriptions of his outlines and sermons, biographical introductions, and editorial commentary that further illuminate Spurgeon’s work. Taken together, The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon will add approximately 10 percent more material to Spurgeon’s total body of literature, making it a must-have for pastors and scholars as well as the multitude of Spurgeon enthusiasts around the world. Volume 1 contains an introduction to the series, an overview of Spurgeon’s life and times, seventy-eight sermons he preached itinerantly and as pastor of Waterbeach Chapel, and an analysis of these sermons by editor and Spurgeon scholar Christian T. George. Wrapped in custom marbled paper and leather like Spurgeon’s original notebook, the collector’s edition has gilded edges and contains dozens of photographs not found in the standard edition.
“The publication of this critical edition of the 'lost' sermons of C.H. Spurgeon—sermons preached between 1851 and 1854, and never before published-is a major triumph”—D. A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“Christian George's edition of The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon is not only a remarkable gift to admirers of Spurgeon, but it also provides an illuminating view into nineteenth-century evangelical thought. I recommend it highly.”—Thomas S. Kidd, distinguished professor of history, Baylor University
“This series represents a coming together of the perennial pastoral interest in Spurgeon with the renewed scholarly attention to the Prince of Preachers—and I trust Spurgeon would have it no other way. I pray these volumes will be a boon to historians and a blessing to the church for generations to come.”—Nathan A. Finn, dean of the School of Theology and Missions, Union University